Viva la Liberta! : Politics in Opera

By (author) Arblaster, Anthony

In this ambitious and wide-ranging book, Anthony Arblaster shows that attempts by many music critics to disregard or disparage opera's politics are at best delusory, at worst a political ploy. Writing with passionate enthusiasm, both for opera and for th ideals of freedom it has so often represented, he uncovers the political dimensions of a vast range of works, from The Marriage of Figaro to Nixon in China. Beginning with an investigation of opera in revolutionary France, Anthony Arblaster goes on to analyse Mozart's enigmatic politics, and to explore the work of Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti and, above all, Verdi, in the context of the Risorgimento. Further chapters examine Wagner's early radicalism and notorious anti-semitism, nationalism in Russian, Czech and English opera, and the weaknesses of Puccini and Strauss. He also discusses the place of women in opera, and concludes with a fascinating survey of the treatment of everyday life in opera and musicals, from Dallapiccola to Sondheim.

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書名 Viva la Liberta! : Politics in Opera
著作者等 Arblaster, Anthony
書名別名 Politics in Opera
出版元 Verso Books
刊行年月 1997.03.03
版表示 New ed
ページ数 340p
大きさ H234 x W153
ISBN 9780860916185
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス